So I made this earlier post but never explained why or how I got into crocheting. So here is the story:
This past August I came across this little cutie on pinterest. I couldn’t get over how cute she was and thought “hey, why can’t I make a hat like that hat?” Well the answer was pretty easy, I didn’t know how to crochet. I had a week of holidays coming up and decided that I would teach myself how to during the holidays. We have four nieces and I wanted to try and make them these hats for christmas!
So I started out with making Hubby a basic hat. After starting, pulling it apart and starting over, I finally got it! I did a few more hats and got the hang of it. We went on a few road trips and I crochet the whole time while in the car! I was really getting into it and even started doing it on shorter one hour car rides. Then by November, I gave the dolly hat a try and I did it!! I have a great friend at work that let me use her girls for the prototype and we were able to prefect it.
|Please note a post will be made about the onies ties in the background later this week!!|
So in the last 3 years, I have taught myself to sew and crochet. Let’s just say I’m a little proud of those accompaniments. I just need to send out a big thank you to the thing that helped me most of all, YouTube!!
I’m new to pattern writing but here is the pattern that I have put together for a new born:
I normally use a H 5.00 hook and matching yarn.
DC = double crochet, SC = single crochet, CH = chain
Round 1: Magic
Ring, CH 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, CH 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, CH 2 (18)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, CH 2 (27)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, CH 2 (36)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, CH 2 (45)
Round 6-12 (I’ve gone up to 14 before just use your judgement): DC around (45 DC) CH 1 and SC around and finish off with sewing the lose ends into the hat
For the hair I use a thicker yarn because its more full looking.
Ponytails: I use two pieces about 12 inches (then cut
once on the hat) in each stitch. Lay the hat flat and in the round 3 loop the two pieces of yarn. Then repeat this until you are happy with the ponytails. I prefer nine altogether (three rows of three). Knot off with a bow!
Bangs: The process is pretty much the same as the ponytails but use just one piece about 6 inches long in two rows (and cut after). I do the first row in the third one from the bottom and the second row over top of that.
Trim off the “hair” and you have your dolly hat!